A toddler, who had gone missing near Chengala in Kasaragod on Sunday, has been found dead, in an incident eerily similar to the Sana Fathima case.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Shaiban's body was found in the waters near Thalangara Harbour on Monday night. He was last seen playing near his house at Cheroor Kadavu on Sunday afternoon.
The police believe Shaiban might have fallen in a river near his house and got taken away by the strong currents. However, they await post-mortem reports to confirm the cause of death.
The toddler's body has been shifted to district hospital in Kanhangad. Shaiban is the son of Kabir and Ruksana who live in Cheroor Kadavu .
The incident resembles the death of Sana Fathima, a four-year-old girl, from the same district a month ago. And it begs the question if the two cases have any links in common.
Sana Fathima had gone missing from near her home in Panathur under mysterious circumstances, and her body was recovered from a rivulet a week later.
The body was recovered during a search conducted by the locals. It was found stuck between trees in a rivulet in a place locally known as Pavithran Kayam near her house.
Sana also went missing while she was playing in front of her house. Her mother and grandmother were inside at the time. Police and fire and rescue services conducted a search for a week.
The police's primary assumption was that the girl might have slipped into the drainage near her house. There was heavy rain on the day the girl went missing, and her slippers and an umbrella was found beside the drainage.